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Noun: nutritionist's calorie
  1. A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
    - Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, kcal

Derived forms: nutritionist's calories

Type of: energy unit, heat unit, work unit